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Single Idea 16351

[catalogued under 19. Language / C. Assigning Meanings / 10. Two-Dimensional Semantics]

Full Idea

In the two-dimensional framework, what characterises the singular case is the fact that truth-evaluation (of possessing of the reference-fixing property) takes place at a later stage than reference determination.

Gist of Idea

In 2-D semantics, reference is determined, then singularity by the truth of a predication


François Recanati (Mental Files [2012], 2.1)

Book Reference

Recanati,François: 'Mental Files' [OUP 2012], p.17

A Reaction

This sounds psychologically plausible, which is a big (and unfashionable) plus for me. 1) what are we talking about? 2) what are we saying about it, 3) is it true?

Related Idea

Idea 16350 Two-D semantics is said to help descriptivism of reference deal with singular objects [Recanati]